Earls Kitchen + Bar - Downtown Denver

4.5
817 reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
If you have lofty expectations for an Earls in the mile-high city, Earls Glenarm Denver Restaurant will not disappoint. Let us direct your attention to the atmosphere: warm, welcoming but with a bit of an edge. There's the fact we seem to be getting a bit of a rep for our parties, where we've hosted up to 350 people at one time. For a slightly more intimate feel, try our private wine room with unique wine displays. Then there are the two large patios that look out onto the 16th Street pedestrian mall, one upstairs and one at ground level for two distinctly perfect views of summer. Let's not forget the contemporary, fresh Earls menu. The 24 big-screen plasma TVs. The smiles that greet your arrival. The feeling of knowing you made the right choice for a good night out with your family and friends. C'mon, tell us you're not just a little bit tempted? There's so much more the best thing to do is join us and discover it for yourself. We are located just off the corner of 16th St & Glenarm.
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LA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our experience has mixed reviews. We waited for at least 5-10 minutes at the hostess stand and finally went to the bar to get a hostess. They said sorry they were short-handed. Not a good start. There was a very large loud group on the other side of the restaurant (not their fault) but we had to listen to them the whole time. I felt the pricing was a bit high. The food was good overall. The wine prices were way overpriced. My glass of "nothing special" wine was $13 for a tall pour. Lastly, we had asked for drink specials. They had a few craft beers for $3/pint. Great news until we got the bill and the waitress didn't take the discounts off and had to have her settle that prior to paying tab. Overall, I don't think I will be back. Too bad....I was looking forward to their happy hour specials, but Ill go somewhere else more than likely.

h
Houston
94 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Steaks ordered medium rare came out well done. They said the chef went home and a new guy took over. Then they replaced the steaks and comped them so all ended well. Just seems inexcusable, though, as it’s so basic. Better luck to you if you try Earl’s.

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food and good friendly service.

SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious power bowl salad. Very loud dining room. Had to move closer to hear but Enjoyed the energy.

JO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing along with the service, I would definitely recommend this to anybody traveling in this area!

JP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed to learn that they were out of filet steaks. What??? How does that happen? Service was very slow as well. Will find another downtown dinner option next time.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Say on the patio it was beautiful out. Great food and was surprised by them having unbelievable brunch happy hour! Will definitely be back you can’t beat it!

RR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our server, Rachel, was great. She took the time to get to know us and made the dining experience that much better. The food was delicious, as well. I will say- I'm surprised they don't do anything for birthdays. If the reservation asks for an occasion, it's fair to think the restaurant will celebrate it. I was disappointed by that.

E
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Both my husband and I called Earls to let them know it was my birthday and that we wanted a quiet table upstairs and we were assured that would happen. However, when we arrived they sat us downstairs. We addressed this with them and they moved us, but I wondered why we called in the first place since no one followed our request. Also, they never mentioned they knew anything about the birthday - most places offer a free dessert for birthdays. The cocktails we ordered were terrible so we went to wine instead, but the food was really good!

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Server was good but extremely busy also bussing and cleaning tables. Coconut shrimp was poor.
$18.75 for a watery Manhattan!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with amazing Margaritas

f
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Catching up with a friend while in town

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived during happy hour and were very pleased with the available options and prices. Had a very good meal and drinks at an affordable price. Will definitely come back.

AH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, location, and atmosphere! Been here a few times and love it!

P
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Have to say, I love Earl's. It is, on the surface, pretty unassuming - a bustling restaurant right in the 16th Street Mall downtown. Always really busy with what seem to be business lunches (I tend to go there more during the day, so cannot speak as well on the evening scene). So you expect the usual sort of uninspired fare - burgers, steaks, salads. They have that stuff, but it is really elevated, and it is a really diverse menu with a large selection of both Asian and Mexican dishes - all of which is actually really well done. And most importantly (for me) they have a whole "plant-based" section of the menu, and the menu options are all excellent. At most places like this they MIGHT have an "Impossible Burger" as an option, or a few things where they can take the cheese or sauce off and make it Vegan, but then it ends up bland and uninspired. Here the plant-based options are on the menu, and are all interesting and delicious. And service is also always excellent! (I did eat here before going on a plant-based diet and can also attest their meat/seafood/cheese/dairy containing items are also delicious.)

T
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

There were 6 of us. Two entrees were made incorrectly. We were charged for the incorrect entrees and then again for the correct entrees. They took the two incorrect ones off our bill after we pointed it out to them. Not sure how that happened. Make sure you check your bill!!!

JW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Poor service and alright food.

MS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Earls! We went for Father's Day. The staff and food were excellent. We will be back soon.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It had beautiful scenery. The food was great. It was toasty in the building though. Server was efficient.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the overall set up but felt the noise level for 7pm was way too loud. Could be were we were seated but ti was a bit too much for us to hear our friends. Food was very good as was service.

FE
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our party of 3 reservation was acknowleged and we were seated right away at a requested booth at the height of happy hour. Restaurant was very crowded and noisy but being seated close to open area leading to outside dining, the noise level was somewhat diffused. We had been to Earls a couple of times before on visits to Denver. Returned because of previous good dining experience. This time food and service (our server was very attentive to our needs),was very good. My meal was a bit too spicy for me but it's what I ordered. Other two diners in our party were very satisfied. All in all a very good meal.

SN
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredibly tasty, server was warm, and the vibe was great! It was however quite loud and couldn't hear myself talking to my friend.

SH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great; clam chowder, sushi roll, blackened chicken salad. Our waitress was professional but seemed to have way too many tables to properly service all of them properly. A bit noisy upstairs (6pm). Overall a good experience. Would recommend Earl's, and would come again.

MC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The server was not super attentive.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place that always delivers whether it’s a work lunch or just a night out!!

KK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The only negative was the server. He approached our table and began the interaction with “what do you want to drink?” The whole night he made us feel like we were bothering him. I still have four stars because everything else was great. Maybe he was having a bad night.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a great family brunch with beautiful weather sitting in front of the open front windows. Excellent food and service!

TW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Hopefully, our last visit was unique and not the norm but the service was terrible. The hostesses were talking when I came to the stand and didn't even greet me to say they'd be with me in a minute and it was a while before they even helped me. We were seated upstairs and there was clearly only one server for the entire front area. We waited at least 10-15 minutes for our waiter to even come to us and when he finally did, he was interrupted by a manager which was very unprofessional given how long we waited to begin with. That was the only time we saw a manager. Everything took a long time, he never refilled our waters or drinks, never checked on us once our food was served and it took forever to pay our tab. It was clear he was having to do everything for all his tables himself and had no help. It wasn't his fault but management should have stepped in.

MJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Try the ribs! They are amazing! The ambiance is fun and energetic. That being said it can be difficult to have thoughtful convos. This is the place to unwind, have a drink, eat good food and socialize!

JS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place to go for food and drinks before show at the Paramount

CC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Large menu, great happy hour specials, beautiful spot

D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good Mother's Day brunch. We were seated right away. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. Our server was a lot of fun. She took care of all our needs. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Love the atmosphere and staff. Great food!

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was truly awful which I found shocking. We were provided appetizers without plates, it took forever to get a cup of coffee, we were brought the wrong entree, our server kept disappearing and she was completely overwhelmed and unprepared even though our early reservation for Mother’s Day occurred when the restaurant was less than half full. On the plus side, the environment is great and the food was good.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We picked Earls for a graduation celebration. We chose it for the menu of sushi, steak & seafood as well as vegan food. You have around 8 sushi options and NONE of them were available.... very disappointing! The up side is our server was delightful and charming

AH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

With so many other options, to recommend a restaurant/bar that's only sub-par isn't reasonable.

C
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I ordered the crispy ribs, chicken kale salad and garlic fries. My friend ordered sushi. Everything came out at once. The chicken kale salad was missing chicken, which did not make an appearance until we had to leave for a 7:30 show. The kale salad was not good at all, and I told the waiter (who was hard to find during our meal) I didn’t like it so he removed it from the table, but not from the check. My leftover ribs (which were fabulous) and fries (delivered to the table cold, but still edible) were boxed up, but no bag to carry them was provided. Noise level made it hard to converse. Too many good restaurants I. Town to bother coming back

OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall the food and service was good, but they had a DJ playing live music which was too loud. It made it impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting.

JD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food - OK service but definitely pricey for what you get.

JT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was not as good as past experience. Service was not good neither, waitress was rude and seemed like she lacked experience. Maybe new chef?

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